Discover the best restaurant in Gerani, Greece including Restaurant Zafferano, Bossa Nova Restaurant and Beer Bar, Symposium, Cosmos, Nostos Restaurant, Kyano Beach Restaurant, Restaurant Drosia, Black Lantern, Agioklima Restaurant, Ariadne Beach Restaurant
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4.5 based on 339 reviews
Restaurant Zafferano is the second Italian restaurant opened by the owners of the well-established Restaurant Kariatis in Chania. Beautiful, contemporary design offering both style and comfort, Zafferano opened in 2004 with a refreshingly different menu comprised of premier ingredients from both Crete and Italy. Every dish at Zafferano is prepared and cooked completely fresh to order, serving up a delicious selection of fresh pasta, risotto, fresh filleted fish and seafood specialities, vegetarian dishes and succulent fresh fillet steaks. Also for the fourth summer we continue to seduce sushi lovers with our sensational sushi bar. All this, together with the added indulgence of our delicate, gourmet desserts and a wine list featuring both excellent award-winning Greek wines and an extensive choice of great International wines from around the world - we invite you to fine dine in Zafferano for what promises to be, an evening of delicious indulgence!
Visited somewhat early in the evening and were initially the only customers there.
Nice and relaxed pace. Elegant but still personal.
Food was somewhat blend and unindpired but tasted normally good. It was what one could call a "deasant" meal but without the WOW factor. Children's menu were totally absent. Staff suggested we could share our portions with the child. This is actually a positive thought as it is obvious they are not chasing profit at any cost.
We enjoyed the stay but will probably not be back.
4.5 based on 374 reviews
During our holiday we went here for breakfast and dinner (twice). The menu has several dishes from several cultures, also includes a few local ones. Recommend to try the pizzas and breakfast. If you are into beer, this place has a wide selection. The restaurant has a good taste in music. Not your average hits-from-the-80s.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Symposium Restaurant Symposium is the trademark of elegance and class in Platanias. Acclaimed in its collection of Greek and International dishes based on organic and free range and a best quality products for those who care about what they eat. Indoor and outdoor options Dinner A selection of Greek and International wines, spirits & cocktails Bookings essential Bookings essential
We’d left coming here until we wanted something a little different, the majority of the restaurants on the strip In Platanias seem to offer standard Greek fare and nothing wrong with that but we wanted a change.
We were greeted at the entrance by a pleasant young lady who sat us downstairs but undercover in this large and handsomely designed restaurant. There are candles on the tables and they clearly make an effort here with their friendly and efficient service.
Unfortunately the food didn’t quite live up to the surroundings for us, my linguine arrabiata starter was actually spaghetti and was overly pungent. Arrabiata should have decent flavour but I think there was an overuse of sun-dried tomatoes which rendered it slightly overpowering and a little bitter. My wife’s grilled halloumi was decent but she was disappointed that it was coated and the black currant dip lacked depth.
We both selected beef stifado for main, I know I said we wanted something different but we love stifado and expected this place to deliver. Again it didn’t meet expectations, the flavour was somewhat lacking although there was a very generous portion of beef and shallots. I do wish the higher end restaurants would concentrate more on taste and less on portion size although I understand that there’s a consumer driven demand for larger portions these days. The carrots were essentially uncooked and the random addition of a stick of cinnamon in each dish doesn’t cut it for me. I make my own stifado at home and although not Greek, mine wins hands down and that can’t be right.
The people here are warm and ultra friendly so I feel a little guilty awarding only three stars but it’s mostly about the food for me - sorry..
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Cosmos is a must destination in Platanias as it is well known for the breathtaking location as for the dinning experiences that the foodies are fun of. Juicy steaks, fresh fishes,must desserts and world class cava surrounded by chill and lounge music are the hi heats that for sure will built a saga visit to find greatness within.Cosmos is the abselut dinning resto and deserves one visit if you are close by. Restaurant policy: Babies , young children , baby wagons-trolleys-baskets are NOT allowed in the restaurant and restaurant sadly does not support baby chairs and children’s menus. Restaurant does not serves snacks and cocktails and dishes for vegans & vegetarians , We do not have strong dress code but we recommend smart casual. No sport / running shorts or beach clothes if possible.
Cosmos was highly recommended to us and we visited as a group of 10 mature adults. .
Pros: Location is superb and views make it worth the visit
Food - when we finally got it - was excellent.
Cons: Service was almost bizarre. Waiters looked extremely professional but we
weren't sure all of them were doing much. We arrived at 7pm and it was 8.15 before we were asked if we'd like to see a menu. We asked 3 times for wine but none came until we asked again which was quite annoying. Once those 3 bottles were empty, glasses were immediately cleared away, whether anyone would have liked another drink or not, which was really surprising.
I can see no point in writing more - either good or not so good - because, looking at other reviews, it seems the Manager isn't particularly interested and sadly his comments are often quite sarcastic, which is very unfortunate.
Fantastic for couples who seemed to get very good, personal service. Sadly we didn't.
4.5 based on 574 reviews
Greek modern cuisine, local ingredients, meat-bbq point
A waiter will invite you inside this full restaurant, but don't get cheeted anyway.
What I am trying to say is, that the waiter praised the grillplatè to the skies, and said that the "grillmaster" had 20 years of experience in cooking fresh meat on the grill. Me and my friend were very disappointed. Maybe some of their other dishes may be good (that's why the restaurant was full), but the grillplatè was a disaster. Only the souvflaki was thender and there greek meat ball the rest (chicken and lamb was so dry that you hardly could swallow the food after after chewing it very well. So be aware. This is just a one time experience. Do not listen to the waiter, when the grillplatè is excellent. I can cook that meat better. His lame explanation to why the chicken breast was too dry was, that fresh meat is "harder" and needs longer time on the grill and sould be cooked, so it's not raw. I agree that it should not be raw, but a grillmaster with 20 years of experience should still cook it tender and juicy.
Well maybe me and my friend just had a bad one time experience.
4.5 based on 745 reviews
Situated at Platanias Beach, with a 15year history, serving pure Cretan and Mediterranean cuisine.The restaurant is seasonal, opening from the beginning of May till the end of season.
Good service with a nice view to the ocean from most of the tables outside. The food was good, we had salad and moussaka.
4 based on 440 reviews
We went to this place as recommended by Minoa Palace Guest Relation and must say it was an excellent recommendation.
Greek salad as starter was very good. Lamb chops for both were absolutely fantastic! Lamb was hot as it shoul be and grilled to perfection. Potato and rice with lemon was excellent.
Local red wine bottle did fit with lamb very well.
As desert apple pie and almond cake both with ice cream. Both were lovely, all corners of the plates were carefully spooned.
As complimentary watermelon, grapes and raki were appreciated.
We arrived the restaurant for early dinner and felt happy for doing so as while sipping the raki we noticed the place got packed.
Service was quick, considerate and done in excellent English.
Will definately come here again if ever happen to visit Platanias area again
4.5 based on 292 reviews
Lovely friendly restaurant serving a wide variety of Cretan and English dishes at reasonable prices. Although Graham, the owner was not cooking himself the evening we visited, he still insisted on inspecting each dish before it was served. We both had the traditional Cretan lamb dish, Tsigariasta, which was delicious. We visited on the last night of our 2 week all- inclusive holiday, had we gone earlier I know we would have gone back again! Graham, a Londoner from Shepherd's Bush is the perfect host and his restaurant is spotless. Despite not being on the seafront, the restaurant is high up on the main road and has a lovely view from the back Terrace over fields and out to the sea.
4.5 based on 304 reviews
Super nice restaurant with amazing view & super good service.
It's a bit to walk from the main street but it's definitely worth it.
A must is to test their Kleftiko which tastes absolutely amazing :)
It's also great just to take a glass of whine and look at the beautiful sunset.
4.5 based on 579 reviews
The restaurant has been established since 1989 under the direction of Manoli and Anastasia Ladaki. It is a family business in which we take great care to make your experiences unforgettable. The family is complimented by our invaluable team in all posts, who have for many years given their best to provide outstanding service. Our whole team thanks you for the many years of support.
Me and my boyfriend visited tonight for a lovely evening meal, from the minute we walked in the staff were very welcoming and friendly, and then our waited came over.. he had to be the most genuine, loveliest guy (we didn't catch his name) but he looked after us all night ! The food was very tasty and reasonably. Overall had a wonderful time and hope to visit again in the future.
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